My friend Artem Ponomarev is an immigrant from the Kamchatka peninsula in Russia and a member of my local toastmaster club. Over the past few weeks I have had the privilege of coaching him through some preliminary rounds of Toastmasters’ International Speech contest. Tonight he won our Division contest against strong competition. Congratulations to Art for a job well done!! On to the District contest at the end of April in Vaudreuil, Quebec where he’ll be one of a handful of finalists representing 220 clubs in Toastmasters International’s only bilingual, bi-national District!!
Good luck, Artem!!